News, Events, Updates and BlogThe latest from St. Andrew's United Church and St. Andrew's Regional Ministries
Regional Youth are volunteering monthly at My Best Friend's Closet. My Best Friend's Closet is a new program for Making Changes Employment Association that provides teenage girls from low-income homes (ages 12-18) with a broad selection of fashionable and functional...read more
By Joyce Moore Come to a homemade chili lunch and learn after service Sunday, November 23 at Deer Park to find out about Mama’s orphanage in Busia, Kenya. St. Andrew’s has had a 14-year special relationship in support of the Orphanage and we want to spread the word....read more
Did you know a labyrinth for meditation is near St. Andrew's Centre? It's located in the Anderson LRT Park just across the train tracks. Thank you to Pat Stuart's keen eyes who noticed a news article about the Labyrinth's dedication this fall; the labyrinth was made...read more
Rod Syke's Retirement Celebration: Sunday, September 28 was Rod Sykes Retirement Celebration but it was also a time of sending forth in God both Rod and the congregations. Rod said in his sermon: "What we have started must continue through your best effort to...read more
Sermon preached by Rod Sykes as he retired on September 28, 2014 Text: Philippians 2:1-13 These two congregations St. Andrew's and Deer Park have embarked on a bold journey to worship together. That Journey must be continued and deserves to be continued. Today I end...read more
More than 100 people attended the Retirement Tea for Wilma Clark on Wednesday, September 24 at St. Andrew's Centre: lots of hugs; a few tears and much thanksgiving for many years of caring ministry. Organizers even ensured the cake and corsage included Wilma's...read more
By Marion Wolff “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” This is the message a young staff member told me when I dropped off sandwiches and toiletries at the Calgary Drop-In Centre a week ago. For almost five years, I have had the privilege of dropping off St. Andrew’s...read more
Wilma's Retirement Celebration: A tea in Wilma's honour on Wednesday, September 24th from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Centre Great Room. Please RSVP to Pat or Karen in the Centre's office via email or by calling 403-259-4080. Rod's Retirement Celebration: We will...read more
After hot days touring Montreal earlier in July, our youngest daughter encouraged that evenings be spent in a tree-shaded playground near where we were staying. Three parents and three children were usually already on the playground. One parent spoke English, another...read more
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Contact / LocationsSt. Andrew's Centre (Office, Programs) and Sunday Worship
Sunday Worship location: Deer Park United Church Join us for worship each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. as we join the congregation of Deer Park United Church.77 Deerpoint Rd. SE Calgary, AB T2J 6W5 Phone: (403) 278-8263 Website: Deer Park UC Website
St. Andrew's Centre - Office and Program Space
Sunday Worship location: Deer Park United Church
A Ministry Beyond WallsIn many locations in South Calgary... and beyond.
A vital and healthy congregation, St. Andrew’s United Church chose to sell its building in the Fall of 2013 to expand its outreach work in Calgary. This amazing mission all began five years earlier when elder Lloyd Flood suggested that their building at Heritage and Elbow in Calgary be sold so that the congregation could have a wider ministry. Ironically, Lloyd was a founding member of the congregation who helped build the church in the 1950s. Through much prayer, discernment, planning and work, Flood’s idea took shape through the congregation and beyond. The congregation’s programs have begun to spread throughout the south end of the city in partnership with other agencies and churches. The building was sold. The church’s office and program space moved to 1-10601 Southport RD SW, now called St. Andrew’s Centre. The congregation now worships Sunday mornings together with Deer Park United Church. Programing takes place at St. Andrew’s Centre and locations throughout southern Calgary. Lloyd, 83 died in March 2011, but his vision continued to take shape. Yet it was one the congregation took hold of and understood. Congregation members gathered in the old building for a final feast on October 29, 2013. One of the younger members, Annalee, led those gathered in grace. She said she was sad to leave her church building behind but she was happy she would continue to be with her church family in a new place. The ministry of St. Andrew’s United, Calgary, continues in a new way and in new places. Join us for one of those adventures of a lifetime!
I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Acts 1:17